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‘Embracing what life I have’ – why patient Maria has taken to the skies for Weldmar

25th June 2023


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Maria Baggaley is absolutely resolute that her cancer diagnosis will not stop her living life to the full.

Although she initially beat the disease two years ago, it returned in January and Maria Baggaley was referred to Weldmar Hospicecare – and she has just completed her very first wingwalk, which also helped raise money for the charity.

Maria Baggaley says, “My Weldmar Community Nurse, Selina, sees me at home and has been a great listener and encourages me to continue to think positively, and embrace what life I have.

“I go to the board games club on a Friday afternoon at Weldmar’s Inpatient Unit in Dorchester, which is one of their Wellbeing Sessions. It’s nice to have company as I live on my own, and feels very reassuring. I can just walk in, I can go and sit in the lovely gardens, and it’s nice to think of it as a second home before it might become a necessity.”

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